Global Secretariat

The GOPAC Global Secretariat is the professional hub of GOPAC’s worldwide network.  The Global Secretariat leads GOPAC’s global projects, maintains our relations with other international and multilateral institutions, and supports our regional and national chapters.  It also co-ordinates the work of our Global Task Forces across borders, implements the policies of the Board of Directors, and works with the Executive Committee to maintain accountability to our members and our partners in the international system.  Finally, the Global Secretariat is the repository of GOPAC’s legal instruments, records, and archives. The offices of the Global Secretariat are in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Endah Retnoastuti
Executive Director

Endah T D Retnoastuti has worked for GOPAC since the establishment of the Indonesia Chapter in 2012. When the GOPAC Secretariat office was opened in Jakarta in 2016, she became its Executive Director. She is also the Head of Bureau of Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation of the Indonesian House of Representatives. She has master degree in Development Studies from Massey University, New Zealand.

Heriyono A Anggoro
Senior Project Manager

Asti Asak
Project Officer

Anindita Kusuma Listya
Project Officer



Akaash Maharaj addressing the United Nations

Akaash Maharaj

Akaash served as GOPAC’s Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2018. A frequent contributor to international debate, his articles have been published in newspapers across the world, he has served as a regular broadcast essayist with TVOntario, and Maclean’s magazine named him one of Canada’s 50 “most well-known and respected personalities”. As an athlete, he was a triple gold medallist at the international championships of Equestrian Skill-at-Arms. He earned his MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, where he was the first overseas student elected president of the university’s student government. He has been decorated twice in Canada’s national honours, for services to international peace and for services to the integrity of sport. He is fluent in English and French. His personal web site is Practical Idealism.

John Williams
Special Envoy

John was a Member of Canada’s Parliament for fifteen years, before retiring from public service in 2008. During this time he was a member of the Public Accounts Committee, eventually chairing the Committee for eight years. He currently serves on the board of several international development agencies and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Corruption. John founded the Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption (GOPAC) in 2002, as a means of engaging and supporting parliamentarians in the fight to eradicate corruption in government. He served as GOPAC’s Chief Executive Officer from 2008-2012. In 1999, John was recognized by Certified General Accountants as a Fellow. He is also a recipient of their highest honor, the John Leslie Award.